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Volkswagen previews Arteon ahead of 2017 launch

Published 28 November 2016

Volkswagen has previewed the Arteon. The four-door saloon will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 and feature coupe-like styling and LED lights. It will replace the CC in Volkswagen's line-up and should cost in the region of £30,000 when it reaches the UK in the summer. 

Described by Volkswagen as "totally new", the Arteon will most likely be based on the Passat platform and be offered with a similar range of 2.0 TDI diesel engines with manual or DSG transmissions. The current Passat doesn’t get any standard petrol engines in the UK, but is offered with a plug-in petrol hybrid and this could also make its way into the Arteon, returning a claimed 141mpg.

Despite the couple-like exterior, the Arteon will be a four-door saloon, with frameless door windows and a sweptback design. The front of the vehicle is dominated by huge radiator grille, with the bars stretching back to the LED headlights. 

There are no details or images for the interior yet, which means it could either be a five or four-seater, with the latter splitting the rear seats with a large centre console. Volkswagen hasn't mentioned anything about storage either, but it does say "the top-hinged and wide-opening tailgate provides optimum access to the huge boot."

The name - if you were wondering - is apparently made up of two parts: 'Art' describes the saloon's harmonious lines and emotionality, while the 'eon' associates it with Volkswagen's top model in China, the Phideon. 

More details of the Volkswagen Arteon will be revealed in early 2017, ahead of its international launch at the Geneva Motor Show. 

 

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